Aberdeen defender Andy Considine believes a trip to Rangers is the perfect game to get his club’s stuttering start to 2020 back on track.
The Dons have picked up one point from their two league matches and failed to score in the Premiership since their winter break.
A trip to Ibrox, where Rangers have lost once at home all season, is next up on Saturday but Considine believes a game viewed as daunting by many is one he and his team-mates will relish.
He said: “All good teams have rough patches, and this seems to be ours, but it is about getting through it.
“Hopefully we can go to Ibrox and get a result that could be the turning point.
“It is going to be tough, but it was a tough game when we played them last at Pittodrie and we showed a brilliant account of ourselves for an hour in that game. We have to do that again.
“There is always going to be negativity when you can’t get the results. We are stronger as one and, if we stick together, every single one of us, then we will get through this and get the results we need.”
Aberdeen head to Glasgow looking to find the creative spark which has been lacking in recent matches, with Sunday’s goalless draw at St Mirren highlighting the current struggle in the final third for Derek McInnes’s side.
The Dons failed to test St Mirren keeper Vaclav Hladky despite dominating long spells but Considine believes it is not just the attacking players who should shoulder the burden.
He said: “We get into great positions but it is just the final pass. We don’t seem to be working their keeper enough, whether it be shots or attempts on goal. We are making things difficult for ourselves. It’s not just the forward line.
“We must have been in double figures again for corners but we don’t seem to be making those count either. Everybody has to put the responsibility on their own shoulders and take the chances when we can.”
Matty Kennedy had a quiet debut at St Mirren Park but Considine has seen enough to believe he can make an impact creatively.
He said: “We are delighted to have Matty here. He is a fantastic addition. He looks sharp and we are delighted to have him here.
“Regardless if it is Niall or Matty in front of me, they are putting in countless crosses. It’s about getting on the end of them and making them count. The bottom line is, as a team, as a club, as fans, we are all as one and we just need to stick together.”